Zoo Trip December 21, 2008

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My wife loves carousels, so every so often we go on on the Balboa Park Carousel, right next to the zoo entrance. Here she is with our younger daughter
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some detail of the carousel
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The origin of the term "brass ring": a free ride to the one that pulls it.
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In the zoo proper, an Orangutang and a Siamang, which two species seem to get along pretty well, being from the same area.
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Argus Pheasant, a kind of peacock
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Long view of the big walk through aviary - not Scripps, but I can never remember the name
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Half a dozen species of bird in the same tree
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I think this is a Collared Lory at the feeder
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Panda Su Lin, Bai Yun's third cub, still with the zoo and sleeping on a false tree trunk
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Panda Zhen-Zhen, Bau Yun's fourth cub, sleeping in a tree
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African Spotted Neck River Otters, one of my favorite animals. There are also Guenons in this enclosure. The monkeys aren't the only thing that climbs - the otters climb also.
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A couple of quasi-free flyers from the Lagoon below, sitting on the raptor cages, completely unconcerned because they know the eagles can't get out.
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Looking down at the lagoon exhibit
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Arctic Diving Ducks - except they weren't diving today
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A couple shots of a Turkmenistan Caracal, in the cage where the Pallas cats used to be
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Polar Bear nap - it may be a cold day for San Diego, but as far as they're concerned it is warm enough
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A different view of the same bear
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Female Soemmerling's Gazelle
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